Fiesta de Reyes!

As is the custom every year, the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard in Old Town will be full of fanciful, humorous, and visually stimulating décor, offered as tributes to many of San Diego’s early citizens. Many life-sized Catrina skeleton dolls in fancy dress, and some greater than life size, hold court at Fiesta de Reyes throughout the fall season.

Lively folklorico dancers, dressed in Dia de los Muertos costumes, will be performing on the Fiesta de Reyes stage throughout the celebration, starting on Saturday, October 28 – 29 and continuing November 1–2. Artistic face painters will also be on hand October 28 – 29 and November 2 to help you celebrate the event in style.

The activities start at 11 a.m. and go until 8:00 PM on Saturady and 6:00 PM on Sunday


Cafe Coyote
Face Painting
Live music

Old Town Mexican Café
Live music
Face painting

Bazaar del Mundo
Casa Guadalajara
Food & Drink Specials
Children activities and hot chocolate
Live music
Sugar Skull Workshops
Altars
Face Painting
Dining
Dancing
Shopping

Old Town Market San Diego
Live music
Face painting

Cygnet Theatre
Storytelling on the green
Complimentary Mexican hot
chocolate & apple cider

El Campo Santo Cemetery
Public Altar

Tequila Factory
Search for your Departed Dead
Storytelling
Food & Drink Specials
Live music


Freds Mexican Cafe
We will have face painting for a few hours on Sat, Sun & Wednesday as well as an alter

Rockin' Baja Lobster
Food & Drink Specials
Live music

The Whaley House Museum and Adobe Chapel

Altars will be up for viewing beginning 10/15 through 11/2 (see viewing times listed below).
10/15-11/2 11am-8pm
Adobe Chapel Museum Altar 10/15-10/30 12-5pm; Closed 10/31; 11/1-11/2 12-5pm

PARKING
PARKING
Plenty of free parking at the Cal Trans Building on Taylor and Juan Street. We suggest that you take the Trolley, the Old Town Stae Park and Fiesta de Reyes is a short walk down Taylor to Wallace.
The candlight procession is on November 2nd at the intersection of Twigg Street and San Diego Avenue, starts at 6:00 p.m.
Gather between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m at Twiggs and San Diego Avenue.

Thursday, Nov. 1st

12:00 – 8:00          Face painters at FdR (1), Barra (1), Cosmo (2)1:30 – 6:30        Sidewalk cemetery

Friday, Nov. 2nd

Kid’s area            1:00 – 5:00           

• Children’s Arts and Crafts in plaza
Giant skull painting demo
• Paper flower and pinata sales and demo
• $5 face painting kids
Wheel of Fortune
•1:00 – 6:00          FdR giant skeleton puppet bride and groom
•12:00 – 8:00        Face painters at FdR (1), Barra (1), Cosmo (2)

Beer Garden (1 from 5-9))

1:30 – 6:30            Sidewalk cemetery
4:00 – 4:30            2 Animal stilt puppets
4:30 – 8:30            Greeters
5:00 – 5:30            2 Animal stilt puppets
5:00 – 9:00            Beer garden at El Fandango
5:00 – 6:30            Live music on plaza stage
6:00 – 8:00            Procession to Cemetery
7:00 – 9:00            Live music on plaza stage
8:00 – 9:30            Giant skeleton puppet and skeleton stilt walker

Saturday, Nov 3rd

12:00 – 4:00          Kid’s area
Children’s Arts and Crafts in plaza
Giant skull painting demo
Paper flower and pinata sales and demo
$5 face painting kids
• Wheel of Fortune

1:00 – 6:00            FdR giant skeleton puppet bride and groom
12:00 – 8:00          Face painters at FdR (1), Barra Barra (1), Cosmo (2), Beer Garden (1)
1:00 – 1:30          Dia de los Muertos Theatrical play
1:00 – 9:00            Beer garden at El Fandango
1:30 – 6:30            Sidewalk cemetery
2:00 – 2:30            Dia de los Muertos Theatrical play
2:30 – 2:50            Aztec Dancers (plaza)
3:00 – 3:30            Umbrella Ship & Stilt Walker
3:00 – 3:30            Dia de los Muertos Theatrical play
3:00 – 7:00            Greeters
3:30 – 3:50            Aztec Dancers (plaza)
4:00 – 4:30            Children’s play
4:00 – 4:30            Umbrella Ship & Stilt Walker
2 Animal stilt puppets
4:30 – 5:00            Costume Contest (plaza stage)
5:00 – 5:40            PARADE
5:40 – 6:00            Children singing on stage
6:00 – 8:30            Live music on plaza stage
7:00 – 7:30            Giant skeleton puppet and skeleton stilt walker
8:00 – 8:30            Giant skeleton puppet and skeleton stilt walker

Sunday, Nov. 4th

12:00 – 4:00          Kid’s area

• Children’s Arts and Crafts in plaza
Giant skull painting demo
Paper flower and pinata sales and demo
$5 face painting kids
Wheel of Fortune


2:00 – 4:00          FdR giant skeleton puppet bride and groom
2:00 – 8:00          Face painters at FdR (1)
Barra Barra (1), Cosmo (2)
2:00 – 2:30           2 Animal stilt puppets
3:00 – 3:30           2 Animal stilt puppets


List of Altar locations:

• LifeShare
• Police Officers
• Cafe Coyote
• Old Town Market
• Wallach and Goldman Square
• Tinsmith Old Town
• Casa de Maria
• Rockin Baja Lobster
• Fiesta de Reyes
• Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
• Fred's Mexican Cafe
•Old Town Mexican Cafe
• Casa Guadalajara
• Bazaar del Mundo
• The Hopper
• Rose's Tasting Room
• Hacienda Hotel
• San Diego's Best
• Sheriff's Museum
• Immaculate Conception Church

Free parking is available throughout Old Town. Best Place to Park is at Cal Trans parking lot on Taylor - all day on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.